Metastorm Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in 2010 Business Process Management Suites Magic Quadrant

Oct 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from Metastorm Inc.

BALTIMORE, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Metastorm, a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Analysis (BPA), and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for aligning strategy with execution, today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites(1) (BPMS), published October 18, 2010 by Gartner, Inc.

Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Metastorm has also recently been placed in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools(2), published February 22, 2010, and the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools(3) published November 12, 2009.  

"Over the years that we have tracked this market, one of the biggest changes has been the increase in the number of buyers looking to support continuous process improvement, and to drive business transformation with BPM," states the Gartner BPMS report. "The position of a vendor in the 2010 BPMS Magic Quadrant directly relates to its ability to support the top four usage scenarios that drive buyers to invest in a BPMS, and to the vendor's support for characteristics of the BPMS "sweet spot," as defined by Gartner."

Metastorm is known for its ability to provide a comprehensive and highly-proven BPMS solution that allows organizations to quickly implement, manage, monitor, and analyze core business processes. In addition, the Metastorm BPM® suite's seamless integration as part of the Metastorm Enterprise platform—which includes the Metastorm ProVision® software for EA and BPA—enables effective alignment of process execution activities with business goals at all levels of the organization. The Metastorm Business Transformation Practices Framework leverages the entire Metastorm software portfolio and industry templates to provide organizations with a successful methodology for managing change and achieving successful, ongoing transformation to meet key strategic and operational objectives.

Customer success with the software is a key strength and differentiator for Metastorm. Organizations such as AmerisourceBergen, Blue Rhino, City of Richmond, Virginia, Great Clips, Linklaters, London Underground, Lufthansa, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Department of Justice, all use Metastorm's software to model, automate and improve critical business processes – with BPM projects often evolving into an enterprise-wide focus on business process excellence. Over 130 documented success stories and video testimonials are featured on the Metastorm website.

"We are proud of our positioning in Gartner's Magic Quadrants, and we believe these independent reports confirm the unique breadth and depth of Metastorm's solutions," said Robert Farrell, chairman & CEO of Metastorm. "Our customers are continuously seeking to optimize their resources, improve productivity and reduce costs, and Metastorm is committed to delivering the software, services and innovation necessary to support them."

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrants are copyrighted October 2010, February 21010 and November 2009 by Gartner, Inc., and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Metastorm Inc.

With a focus on enterprise visibility, resource optimization, efficiency and agility, Metastorm offers market-leading software for enterprise and business architecture (EA), business process analysis (BPA), and business process management (BPM). As an integrated product portfolio, Metastorm Enterprise allows organizations to improve business results by better aligning strategy with execution. By combining the power of these three disciplines onto a common platform, Metastorm is helping organizations worldwide focus on the right business improvements, instill stronger governance, and accelerate time to value. For more information and success stories on organizations powering strategic advantage with Metastorm Enterprise, visit www.metastorm.com.

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites" by Jim Sinur, Janelle B. Hill, October 18, 2010.

(2) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis" by David Norton, Mike Blechar, Teresa Jones, February 22, 2010.

(3) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools" by Robert Handler, Chris Wilson, November 12, 2009.

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